Wed, Feb 15, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
End-of-Life DecisionsDownload audio (MP3)
A large majority of Californians say they would prefer a natural death, at home, and at little expense to their families. But a new survey by the California HealthCare Foundation indicates that more often than not, they don't get their wish.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Lisa Krieger, reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and author of a personal story about her experience as her father died
- Alexander Smith, assistant professor of medicine at UCSF's Division of Gerontology
- Dr. Charles Garfield, founder of Shanti and clinical professor of psychology at UCSF and a visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
- Kate O'Malley, senior program officer with the California HealthCare Foundation
- Read Lisa Krieger's piece "The Cost of Dying" : at MercuryNews.com
- Disparity Between Preferences and Actions in End-of-Life Care : from KQED's State of Health blog
- Read more on the survey from the California HealthCare Foundation : at CHCF.org